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Pesticides

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of pesticides used in the United Kingdom was imported last year and in each of the previous four years.

Exports as Percentage of World Trade, 1980*
ButterCheese
†Value £ millionQuantity 000 tonnesPercentage of world trade†Value £ millionQuantity 000 tonnesPercentage of world trade
World Trade‡n/a**1,425100n/a**1,459100
France167·1177·512·5378·6232·015·9
Denmark108·672·25·1174·6173·111·9
Irish Republic111·990·56·452·137·82·6
United Kingdom131·479·55·619·416·31·1
Imports as Percentage of World Trade, 1980*
ButterCheese
†Value £ millionQuantity 000 tonnesPercentage of world trade†Value £ millionQuantity 000 tonnesPercentage of world trade
World Trade‡n/a**1,425100n/a**1,459100
France109·381·75·796·361·34·2
Denmark11·19·90·77·57·00·5
Irish Republic4·93·00·23·62·50·2
United Kingdom278·2200·014·0169·9116·08·0

Notes:

* Provisional.

† Converted from ECUs at the average market rate of £1 =1·671612 ECUs.

‡World Exports.

** Including infra-EC trade.

Sources: Eurostat analytical Tables of Foreign Trade.

United States Department of Agriculture (Foreign Agricultural Circular FD1–81).

I regret that figures are not available in the form requested; but all pesticides, whether home-produced or imported, are subject to clearance under the pesticides safety precautions scheme.